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NEWTON 2014 Year in Review

NEWTON 2014 Year in Review

The work spans disciplines, regions, and methodological and theoretical approaches. It features a range of books, articles, special issues of journals, and films for readers in 2014.

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Francesco Cavatorta and Paola Rivetti, EU–MENA Relations from the Barcelona Process to the Arab Uprisings

Francesco Cavatorta and Paola Rivetti, EU–MENA Relations from the Barcelona Process to the Arab Uprisings

The article reflects on the state of the art of the scholarship on EU foreign policy towards the MENA to highlight the contribution that it has made, or failed to make, to the broader field of European foreign policy.

Jadaliyya: Photography Media Roundup December 2014

Jadaliyya: Photography Media Roundup December 2014

Isabelle Werenfels, Beyond Authoritarian Upgrading: The Re-Emergence of Sufi Orders in Maghrebi Politics

Isabelle Werenfels, Beyond Authoritarian Upgrading: The Re-Emergence of Sufi Orders in Maghrebi Politics

The article employs an agency-oriented approach that takes into account key structural constraints and opportunities linked to social and economic rules of political games in the contemporary Maghreb. It identifies key factors leading to the top-down revival of Sufi orders and highlights regime policies, their variance, and their contradictions.